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Angel Shell Dress


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Angel Shell Dress
© by Beth Parsons


Above dress crocheted and picture taken by my Angel Friend ~ Danette L.

Materials:
Red Heart Soft Baby Yarn, 3 ply
(Main color and contrasting color for neckline, if desired)
Crochet hooks size F and G
3 small buttons

SIZE: Newborn

NOTE: Work in Back Loops Only Rows 1 thru 7.
Ch 5 at end of row makes button loop.
Different size hooks make different size dresses.

Row 1: Yoke: Ch 48, dc in 5th ch from hook (button loop made), dc in next 4 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st. *Dc in next 10 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st. Repeat from * 2 more times. Dc in last 5 sts. Ch 2, turn. 48 dc.

Row 2: In BLO, *Dc in each dc across to ch 1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space. Repeat from * 3 times. Dc in each dc to end of row. Ch 5, turn. 56 dc.

Row 3: In BLO, Dc in each dc across to ch 1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space. Repeat from * 3 times. Dc in each dc to end of row. Ch 2, turn. 64 dc.

Row 4: In BLO, Dc in each dc across to ch 1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space. Repeat from * 3 times. Dc in each dc to end of row. Ch 5, turn. 72 dc.

Row 5: In BLO, Dc in each dc across to ch 1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space. Repeat from * 3 times. Dc in each dc to end of row. Ch 2, turn. 80 dc.

Row 6: (Sleeves) In BLO, Hdc in each dc across to ch 1 space, hdc in ch 1 space. Skip all dcs of previous row to next ch 1 space. Hdc in ch 1 space. Hdc in each dc across to next ch 1 space, hdc in ch 1 space. Skip all dcs of previous row to next ch 1 space. Hdc in ch 1 space. Hdc in each dc to end of row. Ch 2, turn. 44 hdc.

Row 7: In BLO, *Dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * across to lasat 4 sts. Dc in each st to end. DO NOT CHAIN. Join with a sl st to beg of Row 7. 54 dc.

Row 8: Working in both loops, Ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same st as joining. *Sk 2 sts, shell st (2dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st. Repeat from * across row. Sk last 2 sts, join. 18 shells.

Rows 9-17: Sl st to ch 1 space, Ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc in center of previous shell, shell st in each ch 1 space of previous shell across. Join. 18 shells.

Row 18: Sl st to ch 1 space, Ch 3, *5 dc in ch 1 space of previous shell, sc into space between shells of previous row. Repeat from * across. Join. End off.

Neckline Trim:
With F hook, join with a sl st to first ch of starting row. Ch 1, sc in next st, ch 1, across. End off. **For a frilly neckline, ch 2, instead of ch 1. You can also sc in each st across for a plain look or do a reverse sc across neckline.

Sew buttons on back across from button loops on same row. (Rows 1, 3 and 5)

EP3/04

      


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